MindFlow Workshops

One Day. Five Hours.
Read up to 5x Faster and Increase Verbal Scores an Average of 13%.
(Even the weekend before your test.)

MindFlow workshop is the only speed reading course focused on students.
Whether taking high stakes tests and or needing to meet the academic demands of a heavy reading load, students master how to read exponentially faster without compromising comprehension.

Below are dates, locations, and more information about game-changer workshop.

MindFlow: The Ultimate Reading Preparation. Comprehend twice as much, twice as fast.

MindFlow is the ONLY workshop to address the issue of time management which thwarts success for so many students taking standardized tests.

Speed Reading + Test Strategy + Positive Mindset = Test Success

MindFlow workshop teaches students how to read exponentially faster without compromising comprehension. Students gain valuable time to answer questions and think critically on high stakes tests such as the SSAT, SAT, ACT, LSAT, GMAT, GRE, and more. MindFlow participants also learn mindful and holistic skills to feel their most confident and free from anxiety when taking these tests, helping them to earn top scores. MindFlow complements all other test preparation programs. It turns good scores into great scores.

SF Bay Area*

Sun, October 28 – High School
Sun, November 4 – For Adults!**
Sun, November 25 – Middle School
Sat, December 8 – High School
Sun, January 13 – High School
Sat, February 9 – Middle School
Sun, March 17 – High School





*Workshops take place in the East Bay’s Richmond Hills of the East Bay or convenient other locations throughout the Bay Area.
** We only offer the Adult MindFlow workshop 1 – 2x a year. 


Online workshops are offered as a 2-part program, over 2 weeknights. Optimized  ACT, SAT, GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT, USMLE and any Standarized Test with a Reading Component


PART I: Tuesday, October 16
7 pm – 10 pm  EST/4 pm – 7 pm PST
PART II: Thursday, October 18
8 pm – 10 pm  EST/5 pm – 7 pm PST
PART I: Monday, December 10
7 pm – 10 pm  EST/4 pm – 7 pm PST
 PART II: Thursday, December 13

8 pm – 10 pm  EST/5 pm – 7 pm PST

PART I: Tuesday, February 19
7 pm – 10 pm  EST/4 pm – 7 pm PST
 PART II: Thursday, February 21
8 pm – 10 pm  EST/5 pm – 7 pm PST

Metro New York

Sat, November 17 – High School
Sun, November 18 – College
Sat, January 20 – High School
Sun, January 21 – College



*All in-person workshops are from 10 am – 3 pm local time, and online workshops are 7 – 9:30 pm EDT unless otherwise indicated.
For in-person workshops, information on what to bring and address are sent to students prior to workshop date.
If you have a group of 6+ students, or want a private tutorial,  we can arrange to come to your location.
 your test date is rapidly approaching, enroll is a private tutorial or any of the workshops and we will adapt the material to your needs.)

One Day/Five Hour Workshop $300/per participant and material

Most people read 150 – 250 wpm.
How about you?

Adult MindFlow Speed Reading Workshop Now Offered!

The Ultimate Reading Upgrade: Speed Reading for Adults.
Originally designed for students taking high stakes tests, MindFlow is now available for adults who want to read faster, comprehend more, have better retention, and less stress.

Whether you want to read online content, books, newspapers, magazines, or emails, this workshop will increase your reading speed up to 5x and help save more than 2 hours a day of reading time.

Private Groups and Corporate or School Programs

Learn MindFlow in your home, office, company, or school.
For more information call 646-290-7440 or email us at learning@testprepny.com.



217 - 904 wpm +687 words



378 – 1000 wpm +622 words



122 – 380 wpm +258 words



206 wpm – 608 wpm +402 words

If you’re reading less than 300 words per minute, your performance, and thus score, is compromised. When you gain time to answer questions, you improve your score!

MindFlow is the only workshop available to provide:

Advanced Reading Skills to read and comprehend standardized reading passages more quickly
Standardized Test-Strategy Training to answer questions with clarity and ease, and
Confidence Building Methods to enter the test calm and focused

MindFlow is the most powerful standardized Reading Comprehension preparation available and will work with any every other test prep training. In fact, it will turbo-charge your performance.

Who Teaches MindFlow?

Bara Sapir, CEO and Founder of City Test Prep (Test Prep New York and Test Prep San Francisco) and creator of MindFlow, teaches workshops In New York, the Bay Area, remotely, and in person. Sapir, who reads close to 1000 wpm, now, is an internationally recognized expert in high-performance coaching, personal empowerment, and transformative test preparation.She has over 20 years experience in teaching test preparation, including 6 years at the Princeton Review. She is a pioneer in the test prep industry with her integration of mindful and holistic human potential techniques to the test preparation study regime. These techniques optimize the test-taking experience, improve scores, and result in academic and professional success by reducing anxiety and enhancing concentration, confidence, and ease.

Bara developed MindFlow: the Mindful Speed Reading Workshop New York City 12 years ago, as a solution for time and stress management, a missing ingredient in most test prep and study processes. MindFlow has middle school, high school, college, and adults tracks. These are offered in person monthly in The Bay Area, as private tutorials in person and online, and as an online course. For more information on Bara, visit https://www.barasapir.com.

 What is MindFlow?

MindFlow draws from the most cutting-edge techniques in speed reading, neuroplasticity, and holistic techniques. This fun, engaging, and structured workshop trains you to read much faster, improve comprehension, and get into a flow, QUICKLY.

Who is MindFlow For?

MindFlow is for everyone: students and adults! Do you know someone who complains that they are a slow reader or have too many emails to get through? Or a student who panics or gets nervous before OR during a test? MindFlow is perfect for students who want to improve test scores, breeze through reading assignments, and complete homework faster.

This 1-day/5 hour workshop was created to improve student performance on high stakes tests, such as the SHSAT, SSAT, SAT, ACT, GRE, GMAT, LSAT, and others.

When you speed read, you gain extra time! Additional time is helpful (even a godsend) when it counts the most, as when one takes a timed high-stakes admissions test. More time to answer questions means you’re more likely to get them correct, thus improving admission exam scores,such as the SSAT, ACT, SAT, LSAT, GMAT, GRE, MCAT, and more.

On reading comprehension-type questions on many tests,
80% of the answers come from 20% of what you read.

Students clearly benefit, but MindFlow not just for them! If you have a lot of reading to stay on top of–political and non-political reading–you will benefit from MindFlow, leaving more time for family, friends, fun…and making the world a better place.

We’ve taught hundreds of students MindFlow the past 10 years.
Here is a small sample of student increases.

Improvements are typical!

The Benefits of MindFlow


Increase reading speed up to 5x
Improve time management

Build self-confidence
Reduce test anxiety/general anxiety
Eliminate panic
Implement effective test-taking strategies
Boost reading comprehension and critical thinking performance
Increase test scores an average of 13%
Break bad reading habits
Increase comprehension
Retain more of what is read

Eliminating Bad Reading Habits:

ubvocalization – hearing your voice reading in your head,
Regression – Losing your place and/or Needing to Re-read
Fixation: Wasting time ronounce words

MindFlow Testimonials

My daughter came home ecstatic. She was gushing that the MindFlow workshop gave her an edge in taking the SAT.  She said it was worth every penny and more.”


SAT MindFlow Student

“Took the MindFlow (speed reading) work.  This was a fun, fast-paced class that added about 75% to my reading score, with more comprehension.  I continue to practice using tools I learned in the class, and some online tools forwarded to me.  Bara was fun, is great with kids (my high schooler took the class with me) and a really cool gal.  I’d highly recommend anyone take MindFlow.” 

Eddie O.

from Arlington, VA

“I always ran out of time on the SAT. I read slowly and didn’t have enough time to put as much thought into the questions as I wanted to, but by reading faster I can now get the passage out of the way and have more time to answer the questions.”


SAT MindFlow student

“I just have to tell you that I am totally geeking out. I’m having so much fun with the speed reading skills you taught me. Normally, I might read about one scholarly article a month and struggle through it. I read four tonight (and even skimmed a few others) and thoroughly enjoyed them! What is most surprising to me is that my comprehension and memory has INCREASED! That is shocking to me. I was hoping to retain comprehension and memory but never expected them to increase! I think it must be because I am paying close attention for a shorter time span (so not getting brain/thinking fatigue) and not reading/narrating every word (so there is less volume to comprehend and remember and the relevant details aren’t getting dampened).Make sense? Fabulous!”


Adult MindFlow student, Licensed Psychologist

One Day/Five Hour Workshop $300/per participant and material

MindFlow benefits everyone: those ready to dive into test preparation and those who are seeking effective means to fine-tune their efforts.

MindFlow is a game changer that complements all other test preparation programs.